By: Ana Margarita Olar| Vigorbuddy.com
It’s nice when you have a partner. You have someone to cuddle with, and to share the life’s ups and downs with. But you don’t have to be bitter if you are still single. Here are some life and financial benefits of being single:
YOU CAN IMPROVE YOURSELF
When you are comfortable in a relationship, you have the tendency to become complacent. In a survey done by UK researchers, it has been found that 62% of the respondents gained 14 pounds or more after being in a relationship. Being single, you can focus more on improving yourself.
You can work out, stick with your beauty regimen, and go on retreats. All this might not be possible when you have a partner.
YOU CAN ENJOY TRAVEL AND GO ON AN ADVENTURE
When you are tied with a romantic partner, it is hard to decide to travel alone. You can’t just leave at the moment’s notice. Being single, you can decide to travel abroad, go backpacking, and go on daring adventures whenever and wherever you want.
You don’t have to hesitate because when you are single, you can just go with the flow.
YOU ARE MORE SELF RELIANT
When you are in a long-term relationship, you may lose your identity in the process. You may not realize it but there are times when you cannot function well without your partner.
But being single, you rely on no one but yourself. You drive the car, do the repairs, buy things for yourself and spend on yourself. It’s your life, it’s your call.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO SPEND ON DATES, GIFTS, ETC.
A relationship means gifts, dates and also striving for a good impression with your partner’s relatives. And this means extra expenses.
Being single, you don’t have to prepare for dates or spend for gifts during several occasions. You don’t also have to spend just to leave a good impression with your partner’s relatives.
YOU WON’T BE EXPOSED TO A FINANCIALLY AWKWARD SITUATION
A relationship is not only about you and your partner. It also extends to you and your partner’s relatives. And sometimes it is unavoidable that you will face a financially awkward situation. It is good that you can help, but there are times when you can’t just say no. But when you are single, you can avoid this financial burden.
Being single or in a relationship has their own pros and cons. So it’s up to you to decide when you are ready to be single or to commit yourself in a relationship.